#SundayStills ~ Our Feathered Friends #NaturePhotography #Birds

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt. This week is all about our feathered friends.


Time for a preen after being on the lake…

Sparrow and dunnock

Digitised images of a swan and great spotted woodpecker

Juvenile blackbird (I think) 

Pheasant and dove

I’m not sure what this bird is, some sort of finch maybe. I saw it in a butterfly conservation house which was quite tropical so it may not be a British species.

(edited to add…thanks to Eva aka Novel Deelights who discovered this is a Java sparrow also known as a Java finch)

and a sleepy mallard.

26 thoughts on “#SundayStills ~ Our Feathered Friends #NaturePhotography #Birds

  1. According to my nifty Google Lens app, the bird you don’t know is a Java Sparrow aka Java Finch.

    Lovely bird pictures as always. I try to take some in my garden but they’re all too fast for me 😂.

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    1. Thanks so much for that. I thought it was a finch from the beak, but couldn’t find it on google.

      They are very fast. I’ve deleted many more photos than I’ve kept and most of those are lucky shots.

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  2. Truly wonderful images of your feathered friends, Cathy! What a sharp-eyed fellow blogger you have that identified the Java finch. I know so very little about birds. I belong to a Facebook birding group where the birds are ID’d which helps me learn. I also like the images you enhanced with the filters. I’m glad you saw my theme change (a couple of folks didn’t)! Have a great week (or two)!

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      1. Oh yes 😁 That’s gone by the by lately. It’s taking all my time keeping up with one blog. Hats off to those that run more than one.
        The app is Google lens.

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  3. Beautiful images Cathy, I especially love the way you captured the juvenile blackbird – such a sweet looking soul 💚 Wishing you a happy Sunday and much love from our house to yours 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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  4. Wonderful images, Cathy! I love watching birds. Before we downsized, we lived on a large lake. The ducks would come into our yard and come right up to us. They were so much fun to watch.
    Where we live now we have a family of bald eagles nesting in the trees nearby. Amazing creatures. Hope all is well with you and yours. Take care. Love and hugs.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle 💚 I love watching the birds too. It must have been lovely living on a lake but having eagles nearby must be wonderful to see. Hope all is well with you too. Take care 💕🤗💕

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